Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 928,000
Catalog: KM-74.2
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1200.18 (2/13/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 S $20 MS obverse 1871 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With an estimated 80 to 100 pieces known in Uncirculated, the 1871-S is one of the most available mintmarked Type Two Double Eagles struck prior to 1873. Most of the Uncirculated examples have similar characteristics, that is, they are noticeably abraded and with average striking quality.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/11/2015

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1871 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1650 1675 1700 1800 1850 2000 2200 2450 3100 8600 13750 28500 61000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 2700 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1750
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
5/22/1993 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Chicago Bullet #104, 104/Lot# 723 $1,677.50
11/17/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1963, 1963/Lot# 2123 $605.00
1/12/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 9575 $6,900.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2525 $10,350.00
9/9/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1805 $1,495.00
5/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 2284 $3,510.00
3/3/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 103602 $2,090.00
10/26/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 839 $1,400.00
4/2/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20526 $1,351.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179922332250226823352368240726002727303332384202497060077960100741209117979271134142664062100169
1944223922562290234623812471264228293101355944585316665886651074614054210243188448971760980
000000247126422829310135594458531666588665107461405421024318844897100
000000253626852931317038814714566173099369114191601624068366555651700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3238
Owner: Grandman
 
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